Life was good for
us until June 2007. My husband Justin had been playing football in the arena
football league and began having numbness in his right hand. The diagnosis was
two brain tumors, stage 3 cancer. Two weeks later, Justin- age 28 - died. He left behind his two children, 5-year old
Jacob and 3-year old Abby. Jacob was the most visibly affected. He was angry, sad, and didn’t
understand. Abby pleaded with me, "I
don’t want to cry. I want to be happy.” They missed their daddy more than words can
& Found gave my kids a place that was safe.
No one there looked at them funny or asked a lot of questions because
every kid there understood completely.
There is such comfort in knowing that you aren't the only ones going
through something like this. Since
coming to group my kids are able to open up more and talk about their dad more.
It has taught them how to talk about him. They talk more about the funny things
and good memories of their dad instead of focusing on the sad part of losing
him. They are much happier now. Lost
& Found has helped them focus on all the good things in their lives instead
of just the sad things. I feel
like I have my little boy back, and I know we are going to make it.
"But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, My Glory, and the One who lifts
my head.” Psalm 3:3